Okay, I haven't been posting very happy local economic news over the past few days: Walnut Creek's budget woes, Elephant Pharm closing, hundreds in the area to lose jobs, schools struggling with deficits and possible teacher lay-offs.
Thank goodness for Paris. In SFGate.com's Daily Dish, we learn that the multi-millionaire will help "the struggling economy by doing what she does best: shopping."
So, instead of more bad economic news, I can report on someone who is offering a solution to all our woes.
Unlike most of the rest of us, Hilton admits "her income has not been affected by the current international financial crisis, with many promoters still paying her thousands of dollars just to make an appearance at certain nightclubs. And Hilton is adamant that she can give the retail industry a boost by continuing her excessive spending."
"She tells British magazine Heat, 'It's really scary about the economy right now. So the way I'm playing my part in helping is doing a lot of shopping wherever I go.' "
Way to go, girl! And thanks for all you're doing for us! And you know what's really cool and patriotic about Paris? She has pledged to focus her stimulus plan on the American economy by vowing only to wear clothes by U.S. fashion designers.
And, hmm. I wonder if we could get Paris to come to Walnut Creek and spend some of her hard-earned dollars here. We need to get our mayor and city council to contact Paris's people and extend an invitation. Maybe give her a key to the city as an incentive. Good photo op for Paris, and what a morale booster it would be for all of us.